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** Biggar Little Festival 2017 **
Our events are listed below. Please check BLF website for more details, and to see the full programme of all the arts events during our excellent festival of the five arts.
Ticket sales are on-line (from 20th August) and the Box Office opens 8th October. Both the festival box office and Atkinson-Pryce will have tickets for our events from 8th October.
Thursday 19th October
BLOODY SCOTLAND at Biggar Library, 7.30 pm
To celebrate publication of "Bloody Scotland”, a new anthology of stories by twelve of Scotland’s best crime writers, Atkinson-Pryce are hosting an event with a selection of the contributing authors, including Lin Anderson, Sara Sheridan, ES Thomson and Doug Johnstone. The authors use the sinister side of the country's built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive. From murder in a Hebridean blackhouse and a macabre tale of revenge among the furious clamour of an eighteenth century mill, to a dark psychological thriller set within the tourist throng of Edinburgh Castle and an 'urbex' rivalry turning fatal in the concrete galleries of an abandoned modernist ruin, this collection uncovers the intimate - and deadly - connections between people and places.
Ticket £6.00. For ticket sales see above.
Tuesday 24th October
Hang on a tic... it's Just a Minute at the Corn Exchange, Biggar. 7.30 pm
You’ve all been hanging on for a long tic… but finally it’s back - A crafty combobulation, a whirligig of wicked wit, a perfect pot-pourri of paronomasia from our peerless panel. And all without repetition, hesitation or deviation... but with fun and laughter aplenty.
Ticket £6. For ticket sales see above.
Wednesday 25th October
Patrick Barkham at Atkinson-Pryce, 7.30 pm
Author Patrick Barkham joins us in the sitting room at Atkinson-Pryce for a celebration of the publication of his latest book, "A Journey Around Our Archipelago”. His previous books include "The Butterfly Isles” and "Badgerlands”, while his new book explores the outlying islands of our nation race. Distributed across an archipelago of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones, these small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of alternative future.
Ticket £5. For ticket sales see above.
Saturday 28th October
Debi Gliori at Biggar Library. 1.30 - 2.30 pm
Atkinson-Pryce Books is welcoming children’s author and illustrator Debi Gliori to Biggar Library for a talk and workshop. Creator of such wonderful books as "The Scariest Thing of All”, "Dragon loves Penguin” and "No Matter What”, Debi loves to communicate her passion for illustration with children. Guaranteed good fun – for all ages! Make sure you reserve your place.
Suitable for children 3 to 10 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ticket: free, but ticketed. Please book your place in advance.
Thursday 2nd November
Who Built Scotland at the Corn Exchange, Biggar. 7.30 pm
Atkinson-Pryce is hosting a celebration of the publication of "Who Built Scotland: A History of the Nation in Twenty-Five Buildings”. Three of the contributing authors, James Crawford, Alexander McCall Smith and James Robertson are joining us to talk about their choices in this remarkable new book.
From Neolithic families, exiled hermits and ambitious royal dynasties to highland sheiling girls, peasant poets, enlightenment philosophers and iconoclastic artists, the book places our people, our ideas and our passions at the heart of our architecture and archaeology.
Ticket £7. For ticket sales see above.
Tuesday 7th November
Biggar Library, 7pm
During Dyslexia Awareness Week we are joined by Kirstin Lamb from Edinburgh based publisher Barrington Stoke.
Publishing exclusively for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers from toddlers to young adults, the books are designed to help overcome the barriers some find with reading. With an amazing range of renowned authors, Barrington Stoke hope to aid schools, teachers, parents and carers to enable all children to be included in the wonderful world of reading and books.
Come and join us for a cup of tea and an important discussion on an important topic.
This event is free but please let us know if you would like to come.
Friday 24th November
Christmas Late Night Opening.